Campaigning news from the North East
A local group of blind and partially sighted campaigners in Stobhill – including volunteer campaigners Bob Potter, and Joyce and John Anderson – have had a fantastic success in their fight against a new shared space scheme.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has become the first council in the North East to launch a ‘Street Charter’ as part of our 'Who put that there!' campaign.
A local campaigner in Sunderland has taken action to highlight the need for a new pedestrian crossing near her home. Following her work with our Regional Campaigns Officer, Sunderland City Council have now approved a new crossing.
A group of campaigners from South Tyneside are challenging a new development in their town centre. The newly refurbished market place features a number of barriers to blind and partially sighted people and makes them feel excluded from their local area.
On 30 June, campaigners from the North East celebrated Go North East signing up to our bus charter by holding a Campaign Connect event at Go North East's bus depot in Gateshead.